MEP Deirdre Clune officially opened the new ILC Dover manufacturing facility in Blarney Business Park, Cork alongside ILC Dover CEO and President Fran DiNuzzo.
The state-of-the-art manufacturing facility equipped with 10,500 sq ft of clean room capability will enable the global leader in flexible containment solutions for the pharma industry to meet sustained market demand for their packaging solutions.
The expansion to the new facility has created 70 new jobs, with 35 of these roles already filled in the last three months.
Speaking at the official opening, MEP Deirdre Clune said: “Innovation is in the DNA of ILC Dover which operates across a number of market sectors; from developing the spacesuits that enabled Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to walk on the moon to highly effective containment solutions for the pharmaceutical sector, the company has always driven breakthrough solutions. I am delighted to officially open the new manufacturing facility here in Cork today, and welcome the continued investment by ILC Dover in Cork.”
ILC Dover has been operational in Cork since 2007. The company employs 22 in Little Island and Blarney, with recruitment well underway to fill the 60-70 new jobs created in their new manufacturing facility.
ILC Dover president and CEO Fran DiNuzzo said: “For more than a decade, ILC Dover has been based in Cork and our positive experience and engagement here has led to this new investment and our continued confidence in the Irish labour market. In manufacturing terms, we can source the best talent that operate to high quality standards and are a great fit with the innovative culture of ILC Dover. Today’s official opening of the new Cork facility is an important next step in our commitment to Ireland and to our pharmaceutical clients in Europe and beyond.”
Already 9 roles of the 60-70 new jobs have been filled in the last 3 months, with the remainder expected to come on stream in the coming months. As well as Production and Quality roles, ILC Dover are also recruiting those with Engineering qualifications, experience with clean room environments, Accountancy experience and Materials Management.